by Emmett R Smith
[THE Following by me first appeared in slightly abbreviated form in May, in a UK weblog — ERS]
BY ‘Multi-culturalism’ what we are discussing, of course, is state-liberalist and hyper-credentiallised, subsidised, policy multi-culturalism.
POLICY Multi-culturalism is a very-late-modern political creature spawned of the ephemeral literature of a certain range of academic- and public-opinion. It is flawed in that only incidentally does it reflect popular opinion and public mood, and when reproved for this flaw its formulators speak of their (sic) ‘leadership-role’ in society, of ‘moving forward’ and ‘progress’ and, otherwise, give ample proof in cant and incantation of shibboleth that they — politicians and policy-makers and civil-servants — one-and-all have succumbed to the power-temptation and are carried away by millenial self-congratulation.
HOWEVER, Be it in the nature of social man ever to seek to get over on the others, equally social man resents these pretensions directed as against himself and especially when these are described in lies about ‘for his own good’ and ‘the hygiene of our streets’. It is one thing to be the SD-man and einsatzgruppenfuehrer and a far different matter to be the gypsy or mujik in the pit, whereas all I may say about any of that is to be ware! of the notorious range and variety in human individuals, and as well of the enormous and intractable, resistant, plasticity of stubborn men.
[Our author unhappily neglects a corresponding needed caveat here, about the hideous & ecstatic possibilities as yet all concealed in the pit of time — and, ‘as yet’, largely not-yet lived; this last terrifying fact — of all the joyous terror that lurks & grimaces forth from mad spenglerean possiblity — is the heart of the annihilatory matter; and, certainly, not least of all in the above-all yearning fascisms of the late-modern nation-state period — BW]
IT may in fact boil down to just this:
IN Our case (mine, notably), some of us can become Mahometans and successfully sort out the fly-shit from the pepper.
ON The other hand, a whole lot cannot, and they can not even so much as go a bare handful of ‘niggers’ (or, so-called whites for that matter!) moving into ‘their’ neighbourhood.
POLICY-Liberals, operating abstractly and from on high, and indeed with no neighbourhood nor any real place of their family-own (NB) on this Earth, thus for urgent career- and prestige-reasons are lamed by their need to assume the salience of thin at-best-factitious things like a universal tabula rasa, ‘brotherhood of man’, and that the common ruck are endlessly malleable, if only they be vended the ‘right’ (therapeutic, eg) kinds of enticing ephemeral images in their Tee Vees:
IN The end, however, state liberalism as credo et lingua, and contemporarily-successful professionals as ecclesiarchs, all of necessity must sheerly rule out far-more of the totality of the human and social phenomenon then possibly (by them!) can be embraced, ‘guided’, controlled:
THIS Is the tragic limitation of all narrative about ‘value’ and hierarchy, and arguably it is all but Nature’s way of getting rid of a whole load of fatal (and, probably, congenital!) smuggery, at least among soi-disant elites! Already the fruits of late-modernity mellow and rot in this brown warm post-modern Sun under actinic veils thrown up by High Technology, and all that formerly for example was meant by ‘science’ is in the public toilet, now, of leftward doubt and pious religious revival, so intimately do the collusive spirits of ‘enlightened’ humanism and blind faith together connive, in the hard-flung shadows cast by men….
THE Gain for ‘the future’ in all of this gathering fear of what-nightmare-may-come being that all the dithering and professionalist obstructive scepticism of the deadly-dead ‘here-and-now’, all their perverse and artful struggle against to-morrow, all that vanity of credential, rank and place, all of it together, that anachronistic thrashing excellence, all of it will in good time allow saving ‘break-down’ finally to be collapse — whereat other, totally other perhaps, expressions of human being shall be set free thus, to take their place in succeeding cultural fields and resulting civilisational set-ups, fierce seedings and — great explosions.
[Our author here posits — and, then, fails miserably for all his blasting away! to carry to its conclusion — the stunning conception of culture & its froth of ‘civilisations’ as struggle & aeternal murder-and-rebirth; of human being as a veritable sky-fall of gorgeous and virtually never-ending, cascading, fireworks; as civilisation on succeeding civilisation all boom & roar, and crash & detonate into as-brief & clashing being their successors; this stark literary failure in all quarters, of the much of contemporary ‘writing’ on affairs, is — heinous — BW]
AS To the role of the irreducibly congenital in all of this human doing, I suspect that this is a factor that state-liberalism simply cannot accomodate in its present and momentarily-subsidised ‘narrative’:
I Can ‘do’ difference for whatever odd and un-ascertainable concatenation of ‘reasons’ — whereas a whole load of others here, all raised under similar (bland and boring, un-interesting!) school-regimes of faux-tolerable moral indifference and vacancy nonetheless cannot. And, for all of it, this miraculous and brooding range of human tolerability, there be no — ‘explanation’.
THERE Is more to the mystery of existence than our ephemeral theoria can even hope to contain!
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 13 June 2007]